Going into the last round of the 5th Washington International four players were tied with 6/8 (GM Kamsky, GM Holt, GM Moradiabadi, and IM Kiewra) closley followed by five players a half a point behind and it looked like for the first time there would not be a sole winner of the title. But, in the end the only player in the top score group able to win their game was GM Elshan Moradiabadi giving him sole first place and $4000. Five players were equal second, GM Ilya Smirin, GM Gata Kamsky, GM Conrad Holt, IM Keaton Kiewra, and IM Arthur Shen earning them all $1190.

GM Elshan Moradiabadi


On the title earning front two players met their last requirment for their GM titles when their FIDE ratings surpassed 2500, IM Darwin Yang (CA) and IM Razvan Preotu (CAN).


The B section (Under 2201) also had a sole winner also with a score of 7/9, Alan Gu (NJ). Tied for second were Nikhil Kumar (FL) and Juan Obregon (AZ).

The blitz tournament on Friday evening was won by IM Akshat Chandra with GM Conrad Holt in second place

View from the TD Table (click to get full image)

Final Standings
Pictures from the tournament